|Victorian Bell Style Conservatories|
The equal faceted Victorian is the most popular style of conservatory with a versatility that makes it suitable for many house styles.
Its distinguishing architectural feature is a bay front, giving a curved shape. A steeply pitched roof and ornate ridge details can give this style of conservatory a more classical appearance.
The Victorian style is available in:
3 facet - a bay front that has three main windows which give a curved appearance, widely angled for maximum space.
5 facet - a bay front with five main windows creating a more rounded appearance.
|Wide Victorian Bell Style Conservatories|
Equal faceted Victorian conservatories wider than 4.5m loose too much floor space because of the length of the angled facets.
To overcome this problem the bell can be designed with a wider front facet.
The example Golden Oak PVCu conservatory shown has 4 panels to the front facet (including the doors) and 2 panels to each angled facet.
Some homes will also require planning permission before going ahead with the installation of a conservatory and to ignore such possible obligations could result in you being ordered to take the conservatory down at a later date.
Any style of conservatory should provide you with the upmost comfort. Make a firm decision beforehand as to how you intend on utilising the conservatory as this will have an impact on how the interior of the conservatory is arranged.
Soft furnishings and carpeting can give the conservatory the same sort of atmosphere that a traditional living room provides, while tiled flooring and patio-type furniture can help you bring the outdoors, indoors.
|Victorian Bell-Wing Conservatories|
When an even wider conservatory is required then a popular solution is the bell wing design.
This combines a faceted bell with wing extensions to one or both sides and is also known as P-shape, L-shape, T-shape or U-shape conservatories.
Single and double doors can be located wherever required.
|Wide Victorian Bell-Wing Conservatory|
A wide Victorian Bell-Wing with 4 front panels to the bell and a lean to wing section.
Shown here with a glass roof and small opening windows.
The composition of the conservatory needs to be carefully thought out as you want to be able to use it all year round. A good conservatory should neither get too cold in winter, or too warm in summer. There are many different heating solutions available to prevent this from happening such as adding underfloor heating or installing a separate heater.
|Edwardian Style Conservatories|
The Edwardian is a flat-fronted style that offers excellent use of floor space due to the square or rectangular internal shape.
Each side of the roof slopes back to the centre and the resulting contemporary style is suited to the majority of properties.
|Traditional Lean To Conservatories|
The lean-to style is for those who prefer the clean understated lines of a Mediterranean sunroom.
Traditional or contemporary, this style is ideal for properties with limited space under the eaves or an awkward area in which to fit a conservatory.
However, the pitch of the roof is variable, so that a shallow pitch could fit under a low bungalow eaves, whilst a steeper pitch would match the roof of a terraced or detached house.
|Gable End Conservatory|
|Why WHITES of Surrey?|
All of our conservatories are manufactured individually so we are able to provide buildings designed to make the best use of the space available.
All are built using the highest quality components and covered by 10 Year Guarantees
We supply self build conservatories to England, Scotland and Wales and are pleased to offer a complete service of base laying and installation for contracts within a 25 mile radius of Reigate in Surrey
To overcome the restricted height of a bungalow, conservatories have a rear hip to the roof.
The conservatory roof is joined to the house at eaves height using an aluminium or lead lined box gutter which then drains both the bungalow and the conservatory.
It is important to check the condition of the bungalow roof felt as any possible existing leaks through the house soffit will become internal leaks once the conservatory is fitted.
|Custom Made Conservatories|
An Edwardian style conservatory with a 35 degree pitch glass roof to match the house in Surrey.
The key to our ability to construct custom made conservatories is the versatility of our roofing system.
The angle of pitch is variable through to 35 degrees and is supported by powder coated box section aluminium rafters with a unique thermal break giving the best insulation in the industry (U value of 1.5).
Cool in summer, warm in winter.
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